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The spirit of L.I. Brezhnev comes to Washington, D.C.

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November 22, 2009 – Comments (2)

Brezhnev speaks at the opening of the Olympic games:  "O! O! O! O! O!". The speechwriter whispers into his ear: "Comrade Brezhnev, these are not "O"s, but the five Olympic rings. The text is below."

If the Soviet leader could watch the healthcare debate unfolding in Congress today, he would certainly feel a sense of schadenfreude. Apparently, 22 Congress Republicans and 20 Democrats have no idea what they are talking about and could be replaced with an OCR recognition program coupled with a voice generator without any loss of functionality. The article requires registration, but it's free and takes only a few seconds. 

"More than a dozen lawmakers’ statements on the health care debate were ghostwritten by lobbyists working for Genentech, a biotechnology company." 

 http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/15/us/politics/15health.html?_r=1

2 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On November 22, 2009 at 11:50 PM, chk999 (99.97) wrote:

< Indignant > We have the finest congress money can buy! < /Indignant >

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#2) On November 23, 2009 at 1:20 PM, starbucks4ever (97.35) wrote:

chk999,

That was a good pun! 

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